Events Calendar

There is always something interesting to do and see in Rhode Island and not just in the summer. Special events, fairs, festivals, and concerts are happening year-round throughout the state.

You'll enjoy world-famous music festivals.. fine seafood eateries and casual outdoor clambakes... triple-A baseball... Christmas pageants... the world's largest collection of cookbooks... galleries and a distinguished art museum where students' works hang next to those of the masters...dramatic, expansive gardens surrounding the countless great estates built during the nineteenth century... Narragansett Bay, one of the country's great waterways...busy harbors filled with fishing boats... Warwick's miracle mile of shopping.

Featured Events

Blithewold... The Good Life: Opening Night Cocktail Party
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
April 18, 2015
Help kick-off the flower show and enjoy "the good life" at this not-to-be-missed event! Proceeds support the Bristol Garden Club scholarship fund, which is awarded annually to a local student....
Kate McKinnon from Saturday Night Live
Nazarian Center of Performing Arts
April 21, 2015
KATE MCKINNON is a current SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member who was recently nominated for two 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Original...
The Art Connection's 4th Anniversary Celebration
The Artists' Exchange Theatre 82
April 22, 2015
Over 100 artists, enthusiasts, and community supporters will gather to celebrate The Art Connection's 4th Anniversary! The event will include entertainment, refreshments, Presentation of the Iona...
Trashion Fashion
The Granite Theater
April 22, 2015
A fun, funky fashion show of 40 fabulous frocks made out of trash or recycled materials! Food, wine, and a runway show.
Pembroke Field / Pizzitola Sports Center (Indoor Site)
April 25, 2015
The Native American Heritage Series and Native Americans at Brown are hosting their 14th Annual Pow Wow. A Powwow is a contemporary Native American social gathering. It will be a day of dance...
RI Convention Center
April 25, 2015
On Saturday, November 8, 2014 downtown Providence will become the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. Two shows at the Rhode Island Convention Center offer the same great experiences. Your...
Downtown Providence
April 26, 2015
Envision running through the streets of Pamplona, adrenaline pumping, the thunder of hooves urging you on. But, you're in Downcity Providence, and the bulls aren't two ton steers, they're the...
Spring Fair Celebration at the Gilbert Stuart Museum
Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum
April 26, 2015
Join us to celebrate the beginning of our 2015 season. Attractions at the Spring Fair include a presentation by DEM biologists while watching the return of the river herring on an underwater camera...
Taste of The Towers
The Towers
May 1, 2015
The best chefs, pastry artists, cake makers and more gather for the annual Taste of The Towers. Sample hors d'oeuvres and desserts from the finest caterers while enjoying drinks from our cash bar....
9th Annual Touch-A-Truck
East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce parking lot
May 2, 2015
East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 9th Annual Touch-A-Truck event in their huge parking lot. Open to public.Popular w/young children. 30+ vehicles from area businesses. Kids can...
Downton Comes to Tiverton!  Gala Benefit for & Preview of the NEW Libra
The NEW Tiverton Library
May 2, 2015
Travel back in time while getting a sneak preview of the NEW Tiverton Library Hors d'oeuvres/Music/Raffles/Cash Bar Party Attire (Period Dress Welcome) Reservations: $50 per person payable to...
Twin River Event Center
May 2, 2015
Come experience the New England Tequila & Rum Festival at Twin River Casino! Sample tequilas, mezcals and spirits from Mexico; and amazing rums from around the world. There will be live...
Hyatt Regency Newport
May 2, 2015
Entertainment provided by the Bit Players, RI's most award winning comedy troupe. The Bit Players have been voted "Best Comedy Night" by the Providence Phoenix and "Comedy Troupe of the Year" by...
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence During the Rev. War
Colony House
May 7, 2015
Everyone knows the names of Revolutionary War spies like Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their...
Roger Williams Park Zoo
May 9, 2015
Have you ever wanted to visit the Bronx Zoo? Take the headache out of traveling and journey with Roger Williams Park Zoo! Sit back, relax and enjoy a day with family and friends at an award winning...
North Central Airport
May 9, 2015
More than 500 guests will be transported to an elegant, lush and exotic destination in the Serengeti with dinner, dancing and decor that promises to be an experience you will not soon forget. The...
AMF Cranston Lanes
May 16, 2015
There are only 5 species of rhinoceros left in the world - join our zoo keepers for a fun night of bowling, and you can help save them! The RWP Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo...
On the Verge: An Evening at the Casino Theatre
The Casino Theatre
May 16, 2015
Join Island Moving Co. for their annual Spring show at the Casino Theatre. This incredible evening is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event! Tickets are as follows: Performance $25 Performance + Pre-Show...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
RI Wool and Fiber Festival
Coggeshall Farm Museum
May 16, 2015
Skilled artisans, crafters and vendors specializing in wool and natural fibers for a regional festival featuring live demonstrations of spinning, weaving, knitting and sheep shearing, kid's crafts...
Stone Wall Workshop
Prescott Farm
May 30, 2015
Learn to build and repair traditional stone walls in this hands-on experience. Join master class instructors Chris and Dan Smith for their 13th year of this active workshop. Reservations are...
CityArts Mod Party: A Celebration of Art, Culture & Style
RISD Woods-Gerry House
June 5, 2015
Providence CityArts for Youth invites you to our annual gala fundraiser, the CityArts Mod Party: A Celebration of Art, Culture & Style of the Modernists! Funds raised will help support CityArts...
RI Huntington's Disease Walk for a CURE
Colt State Park
June 6, 2015
Colt State Park , Bristol Sports Complex Walk starts at 10 a.m. , Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. 3 Mile Walk along lovely Narragansett Bay RAIN OR SHINE! FREE T-Shirt & Family Fun
Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts
Roger Williams Park Zoo
June 27, 2015
Head to Roger Williams Park Zoo from 7 -11pm for an adults-only evening event, and have a wild time while supporting the Zoo! (Daytime admission to the Zoo will end at noon for event preparations.)...
See website for parade route
July 4, 2015
The Bristol 4th of July parade is one of the longest running parades in the country! The parade is made up of color guards, fire trucks, bands, and floats. The parade is led by the "Grand Marshall"...
Ft. Adams
July 24, 2015
Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features 3 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number...
Brew at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo
August 29, 2015
Brew at the Zoo is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Roam the Zoo while sampling over 100 craft beers from more than 50 of the regions' finest brewers at Rhode Island's most popular outdoor venue....
The Edwards Twins
The Greenwich Odeum
May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
The Edwards Twins are a duo of identical twin brothers who put on a show filled with celebrity impressions, music and comedy. They have been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years with...
Providence Children's Museum
May 9, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Create a variety of flowers for Mother's Day. Make a watercolor flower from a coffee filter, craft tissue paper flowers, and use recycled materials to make your own crazy flower creations....
Family Overnights at RWP Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo
July 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Snooze at Roger Williams Park Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! Our Family Overnights on July 18 and August 15, offer an exciting opportunity to experience the Zoo as so few...
Coggeshall Farm Harvest Fair
Coggeshall Farm Museum
September 12, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Bring the whole family for a day of old-fashioned fun, with 18th century games, crafts, dancing, music, jonnycakes and local handcrafted products and foods. For information on becoming a vendor...
Bowen's and Bannister's Wharf
April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Step into spring! The fun starts on the waterfront: join the doggie parade, see what's behind themed windows and wear your daffiest hats. Citywide enjoy the Daffy Bike Ride, Waltz of the Flowers...
Sandywoods Farm
May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015
The Sandywoods Folk Festival is a family-friendly, pay-what-you-can outdoor music festival to be held in the hilltop fields at Sandywoods Farm in Tiverton, RI on May 23-24, 2015. 11 am to 10 pm both...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
GloriDays, A 44-mile, multi-day journey
Colt State Park
June 5, 2015 - June 7, 2015
GloriDays is a 44-mile, multi-day journey through scenic East Bay, Rhode Island. It is an experience like no other that will embrace you in ways you did not think were possible. No matter where you...
Providence International Arts Festival
Kennedy Plaza
June 11, 2015 - June 14, 2015
The Providence International Arts Festival, produced by FirstWorks and the City of Providence, June 11 -14, 2015, promises to be a jaw-dropping celebration in the Creative Capital of Providence...
Providence Preforming Arts Center
April 21, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives....
Select locations throughout RI
July 12, 2015 - July 25, 2015
Providence's red-hot culinary scene warms up the cold weather during Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks. Whether you want to revisit old favorites or try something new, enjoy a great meal at a great...
Hera Gallery
April 11, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Hera Gallery is pleased host Water, a national juried exhibition selected by Dina Deitsch. This national juried exhibition at Hera Gallery presents a varied perspective on contemporary views of water...
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Landscapes Above and Beyond
ArtProv gallery
April 15, 2015 - May 22, 2015
ArtProv gallery's newest show features the work of five artists: - Jenifer Mumford, whose landscapes and seascapes that reveal the constant movement from the changes of light and wind. - Carolyn U....
TOBY SISSON AND OTHER POEMS
Yellow Peril Gallery
April 23, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present ...and other poems by Toby Sisson from April 23 - May 31, 2015, featuring a series of mixed media paintings, drawings and prints inspired by a compilation...
Gallery 4 Re-opening and Spring Sale
Gallery 4 at Tiverton 4 Corners
April 17, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Gallery 4 is reopening April 17, with a Spring Sale - up to 25% off on select items. Fine Art, Oriental Rugs, Jewelry, Chinese Antique Furniture and Decorative Artifacts
Sculptural Explorations: Resource Consumption, Creation & Trade
Bristol Art Museum
March 6, 2015 - April 19, 2015
The museum's first exhibit in 2015 features ceramic installations by Allison Newsome and Nancy Selvage. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic...
Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection
RISD Museum
March 3, 2015 - July 5, 2015
An intimate peek into the wardrobe of an extraordinary woman, Golden Glamour features dazzling gilded garments given to the RISD Museum from the estate of American philanthropist and Rhode Island...
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30 Cutler Street Open Artist Studios
30 Cutler Street
October 20, 2013
See how it's all made in this rare opportunity to look behind the scenes. Meet the Artists and fine craftspeople at the place where it all happens. Experience the working studios of 30 Cutler Street...
Linden Place Museum
October 20, 2013
Linden Place Mansion to host "A Taste of Bristol and Beyond", a feast for the food and wine lover's senses! Guests will enjoy gourmet samplings in the fabulously decorated ballroom and tented...
Providence Children's Museum
October 20, 2013
Learn the art of calligraphy, cut and fold paper, and make and decorate a lantern - all traditional crafts from China demonstrated by Chinese students from Brown University. Recommended for ages 4...